Mayor Anne McCaffrey announced today that she will be resigning as mayor of the City of Lockport effective Aug. 8, 2018. McCaffrey has accepted a new position as president and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital.

McCaffrey stated, “It has been an honor to serve as mayor of Lockport for the last four and a half years. I have enjoyed serving the residents of Lockport and working with our department heads and staff. We have accomplished much together and I continue to be impressed by the passionate people who care deeply for our city.”

“Yesterday, I was offered the position of president and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital, which is in the process of affiliating with Kaleida Health. This is an exciting opportunity for me to continue to serve the Lockport community in a new role.

“The success of Eastern Niagara Hospital is of paramount importance to the future of our city and county and I look forward to incorporating my community connections in Lockport and years of experience as a mental health administrator to lead ENH into the future. I will strive to foster a physician-friendly culture that is focused on patient and employee engagement. My goal will be to ensure that ENH is a high performing community hospital.

“John Ottaviano, City of Lockport corporation counsel, has stated that pursuant to the city charter, Council President Dave Wohleben will assume the position of mayor upon my departure. President Wohleben is ready to step in and continue the work of providing important city services in a fiscally responsible manner. He also takes over at a time when economic development and tourism on the Erie Canal are on the rise. I wish him the best of luck as mayor and know that he will lead Lockport well.”